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Indian officials remember Armenian genocide victims

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Officials from the Indian foreign affairs ministry, currently visiting Armenia to hold discussions with their Armenian counterparts, visited the Armenian Genocide Museum and memorial on Tuesday.

The Indian delegation, led by Sanjay Singh, the Secretary for Eastern affairs, lay flowers in memory of the victims of genocide at the Tsitsernakaberd memorial.

Earlier this year, China's foreign minister, Yang Jiechi, paid tribute to the victims of the genocide, laying a wreath at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial and visiting the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute, accompanied by its director, Hayk Demoyan.

Over the past year there has been increasing international pressure on Turkey to recognise the atrocities as a genocide.

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The Tsitsernakaberd memorial, situated on a hill overlooking Yerevan in Armenia, remembers those who were killed by Turkish forces in 1915, during the Ottoman era. It was built, in response to the overwhelming desire of the Armenian people to remember the victims, when in 1965 over one million Armenians came out onto the streets of Yerevan to mark the 50th anniversary of the mass-killings and demand that the then Soviet Union recognise the deaths as genocide.

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